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Hernia Belts For Men
Operation: It's either an operation or observation. Different techniques for operation depend on your symptoms, physical exam, size if hernia defect and sac, obesity, previous operations at that location, diastasis recti, medical history, your goals, and surgeon experience. See a general surgeon for a consult to find out more. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Garment Guards: As a matter of fact, there are several products available from simple inserts into regular briefs, to an actual disposable garment worn like briefs. It depends on the degree of the problem and your personal preference. You certainly don't have to worry about embarrassing situations with either method and you should obtain and try several types before calling quits since they all fit differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hospital gown: Hospital gowns are used, and depending on he technique of repair and surgeon preference, the genitals are covered by drapes, or prepped in the surgical field. Hope his helps! ...Read more
M28, could sneezing and coughing 50 days after surgery cause to recur hernia(note it was large inguinal hernia, repaired with mesh in open style)?
Yes, it's possible: Anything that will raise the pressure in the abdomen can exert the same pressure on a hernia and cause it to recur, despite having just had a repair. While 50 days is right within the threshold of regaining maximal tissue strength, hernia repairs can fail at anytime. Even months or years later. Have your surgeon re-evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WhateversComfortable: There is no specific position that i would recommend if one has a hernia. However, following hernia repair, many patients have told me that getting out of bed is quite difficult the first few days after surgery; this is made much easier by sleeping in a reclining chair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not at all: Should have or have had no effect. ...Read more
I have hydrocele, peyronie's disease as age 50 virgin, having discomfort in upper ls scrotum/under symphysis pubis. Any advice before marriage?
Are there any tests to check for inguinal hernia in a female? Short of surgery? Had hernia repaired with mesh and then mesh removed. Pain returned
Diagnosed with 4mm umbilical hernia & sliding hiatal hernia. Is there any risk to have the operation for both same time three months later? or urgent?
Either or: first there is no urgency to have an operation for either. the treatment for hiatal hernia is not surgery. 90-95% of patient with hiatal hernia do not need or required surgery, treatment is medical,mostly we treat the heartburn. the other reason is very few qualify medically to have the surgery,you have to pass many motility test to be qualify otherwise the surgery will do more harm small umbilica ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have no incurance having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair. A general surgeon is assisting in hernia repair. Average cost of general surgeon?
Hernia mesh problems, cord pain, doctors said too risky to modify mesh because risk of losing testicle, is this true?
Surgical opinion: You really need to see a general surgeon for a second opinion on this one. The meshes were of course designed to stay and removing them can cause some problems - but usually not as much as not having them in the first place. While nerve pain and inflammation can be an issue, there is usually no major expected risk such as losing a testicle. Talk about all available options with that surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an umbilical + bi-lateral inguinal hernia successfully repaired with laparoscopic / mesh in 2005. Is weight lifting a good or bad idea? Limits?
Sm reducible umbilical hernia above belly button. No pain. 4 kids. A 1 yr old I need to lift. No help. Surgery or wait. Can lift after lapriscop?
Most of umbilical: hernias do not need surgery as they are very small barely admits tip of pinky . Yes surgery is needed for larger symptomatic hernias to prevent incarceration, and after surgery you can do every thing including lifting kids, speak to your doctor if you need it or not. ...Read more
Always helpful: Losing weight is helpful to make operations easier to do, hence presumably have better outcomes. You should consider a laparoscopic approach by an experienced laparoscopic hernia surgeon for a recurrence. This is better than an open approach in most cases of recurrence and obesity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had inguinal hernia mesh repair 13 years ago. Some discomfort in this area. Would a CT scan be appropriate to learn more? Other options?
CT scan might: Show things other than mesh that might be causing discomfort, but it will probably not show the mesh in any great detail. You might have a recurrent hernia or an entrapped nerve, so see a surgeon for recommendation on diagnosis and treatment of your condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Referred to surgeon for inguinal pain.She checked for hernias and said no hernias found (checked some cord).(I've had hernias before).Pain still. Why?
How many people in United stated have hiatial hernia ?what is percentage population of people with hiatial hernia ?
Hiatal hernia: Look up your question on the internet. To my surprise one of the articles says that after age 50, by age 60 about 60% have the hernia. Go to Healthline Topics on the Internet. If you personally have the hernia at age 18 you need to see a doctor for advice because it is unlikely to just go away. ...Read more